Backups on disk doesn't expire, how to expire them and gain space

Hi,

We have backups configured to disk and unable to get the free space though backups are expired. Need solution how to gain space by deleting the expired data.

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  • for backup to disk devices there should be an automatic cleanup session that runs at 12:00 (DeleteUnprotectedMediaFreq global parameter) but I dont think it works properly. What version of DP are you running?

    I set this to run every day in cron on a linux CM....

    omnimm -delete_unprotected_media -all

    that should work for you!

    hope this helps....click KUDOS if this reply is deemed helpful to you! thanks!

     

  • hp dp version is 9.0 We have already executed the below command but that didn't free up the space.Moreover my HPDP server is a Windows machine.

    Error log:

    [Warning] From: MMA@mahesh "BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015_gw1" Time: 10/30/2016 1:48:45 PM

    Unrecognized StoreOnce Error
    Medium could not be erased (\\nsdl\BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015\0e78a8c0_57f0a9f
    2_0878_24e6) => ignored

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  • hp dp version is 9.0 We have already executed the below command but that didn't free up the space.Moreover my HPDP server is a Windows machine.

    Error log:

    [Warning] From: MMA@mahesh "BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015_gw1" Time: 10/30/2016 1:48:45 PM

    Unrecognized StoreOnce Error
    Medium could not be erased (\\nsdl\BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015\0e78a8c0_57f0a9f
    2_0878_24e6) => ignored

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  • If this is still Data Protector A.09.00 you should apply the latest patches (9.08 patch bundle) and check if the issue still exists afterwards.

    Please use the Accept Solution button next to my post and assign a KUDO (thumbs up icon) if this works for you.

    Regards,
    Sebastian Koehler

  • Hi Sebastian,

    I have multiple alerts during the copy of backup to tape, please find the comments parallel to the errors

    1) [90:65] Tape1:0:4:0C
    Cannot append to medium (Invalid device block size 256KB, should be 512KB.) ---- Though the block size is 512KB

    2)[Warning] From: CSM@nsdl "Tape_drive_daily" Time: 11/4/2016 3:41:53 PM
    [12:9499] You are running out of disk space on StoreOnceSoftware Store root directory on server "nsdl". --- There is enough space on the disk.

    3)[Major] From: RMA@nsdl "BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015_gw1 [GW 9576:7:431404]" Time: 11/4/2016 3:45:03 PM
    [90:52] \\nsdl\BACKUP_DISK_DEC_2015\0e78a8c0_580f7a8c_2d7c_0038
    Cannot read from device (StoreOnce error: The object store is not ready) ---- Though the store is ready

    4) No write device with suitable block size found.